Marshall Webinar Series

A webinar series on the Challenges and Opportunities for Business along with dialogues from Dean Geoff Garrett.

How high-culture social impact organizations are maintaining success in a virtual environment

The success of social impact organizations is often reliant on how participants and staff experience the culture of the enterprise. Charter schools achieve better results when their teachers create environments of high expectations that inspire their students to achieve. Even agencies helping people transition out of homelessness achieve higher results when the space and staff foster a culture of client success. Managers need to adapt in order to transfer the critical cultural component into a virtual environment. Two senior leaders will discuss the strategies they are using to address this challenge.

Date and Time: October 8, 2020, 12pm - 1pm

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Mark Loranger

Mark Loranger
President & CEO of
Chrysalis Enterprises

Cristina de Jesus

Cristina de Jesus
President & CEO of
Green Dot Public Schools California

Adlai Wertman

Adlai Wertman
David C. Bohnett Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at USC Marshall School of Business, Founding Director, Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab


Leading Football Through Change; Leading Change Through Football

Marshall Dean, Geoff Garrett, discuss leadership with Pete Carroll, who is the executive vice president and head coach of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks, and formerly the head coach of the USC football team.

The conversation touches on numerous topics, including the relationship between leadership and performance, the anatomy of coaching, what the future holds for football, and the impact Black Lives Matter movement is having on the NFL.

Recorded  September 22, 12:30 - 1:30pm 

Past Webinars

Antiracism in Business

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Marshall Dean, Geoff Garrett, discusses antiracism in business with three Marshall professors who are distinguished in their work in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion and antiracism: Sharoni Little, Vice Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Professor of Clinical Business Communication; Sarah Townsend,  Associate Professor of Management and Organization; and Shaun Harper, Provost Professor of Management and Organization, Clifford and Betty Allen Chair in Urban Leadership, and USC Race and Equity Center Executive Director. The conversation will cover how leaders can think about antiracism in the current moment, what it means for businesses and business education, and how it features in Marshall’s vision.

Work Reimagined: How We Adapt for the New Working World

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

While ensuring a safe transition of people back to the physical workplace, many organizations are simultaneously looking to reimagine the work of the future. There is an opportunity to capitalize on this moment to reimagine organizations and redefine the way they operate. This webinar will provide a roadmap for managing the difficult transition back to the physical workplace, sharing a range of perspectives on human-centered approaches and opportunities that will enable organizations to shift between the “two gears” of transitioning people back to physical work as we move beyond COVID-19.

Surreal Deals: Completing M&A and Corporate Finance Transactions in the Brave New World

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Buyers and sellers, investors and issuers, lenders and borrowers-all had to adjust to a radically changed capital markets environment virtually overnight.  Learn what transactions are happening, how they're getting done, who's doing them and what the "new normal" is for equity valuations, debt financing terms, and deal structures.

How Crowds Can Help Businesses Become Innovative

Friday, May 1st, 2020

For organizations of all kinds, now is the time to plan on how you can return to operations on a new normal.  Learn five operational steps for engaging the "crowd" and developing a closer connection to the people and parties who can provide you with diverse input about the next stage of your organization. 

Business Lessons Learned from the Front Lines of a Pandemic

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Health care providers had to quickly innovate and adapt in the new world of COVID-19. Insights on innovation in crisis mode and on how to maintain the innovation path in the new normal.

Small Business: What is Really Happening at the Street Level

Monday, April 13, 2020

Three Marshall MBA alumni talk about their businesses--a software company selling into the medical and insurance markets, a beverage company with national distribution, and a venture capitalist working with portfolio companies and corporate venture departments of large corporations. Let’s find out what is really going on.

Monetary Resources Available to Small Businesses in Today's COVID-19 Environment

Saturday, April 4th, 2020

Focus on the recent tax law changes affecting small business and provide listeners with the Small Business Administration’s available resources and programs to help small business get through these difficult times.

Coronavirus and its Disruption on Global Supply Chain (Part I of the series)

Supply chain webinars are not intended only for small businesses, but many small businesses would benefit from them as well.

Fight On Through Uncertain Times: Maximizing Remote Work

COVID-19: What's Next? (Part II of the series)

Supply chain webinars are not intended only for small businesses, but many small businesses would benefit from them as well.

Fight On Through Uncertain Times: Leading Virtual Teams